Senior Accountant

Recruiter
Optionis
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Posted
16 Jan 2019
Closes
30 Jan 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role: Senior Accountant
Brand: SJD Accountancy
Location: Newcastle
Salary: £29,400
Reference: V607
The Optionis Group is one of the UK’s most successful professional services companies, and we are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our growing department.
Through our brands, we specialise in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK’s small businesses and contingent workforce – our solutions are market leading, and we’re always looking out for the best possible employees.
As a Senior Accountant, you will be aligned with SJD Accountancy who are one of the UK’s largest specialist providers of fixed fee, limited company accountancy services to contractors and freelancers. You'll primarily be responsible for the effective and efficient management of a portfolio of clients; ensuring that the service provided achieves the company and client expectations. You’ll also be expected to assist and support the Team Manager in the training, technical support and quality control for the team.
Responsibilities:
* The completion of year-end accounts, CT600, and Corporation Tax computations.
* Completion of Self-Assessment Tax Returns.
* Co-ordination and management of payroll, VAT, and administration duties.
* Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Self-Assessment Tax Returns.
* Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients.
* Taking on and managing new clients.
* Growing the business through referrals.
* Offer bespoke accountancy, taxation and tax planning advice.
* Advise clients in relation to IR35 and the associated implications of this legislation.
* Respond to client enquiries in line with the company guarantee policy.
* Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty.
* Training, coaching and mentoring of colleagues.
* Quality control and file reviews of colleagues.
* Supporting team members with more complex accounting scenarios.
Skills & Experience:
* Experience within an accountancy practice
* Previously been responsible for managing a portfolio of clients
* Part-qualified/ Qualified accountant (ACCA/ AAT) or equivalent commercial experience
* Knowledge of Sole Trader Accounts.
* Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Accuracy & attention to detail
* Good time management and organisation skills
* First class customer service skills
* Ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally
* Professional attitude
* Enthusiastic team player
* Adaptable and positive attitude to change
* Empathetic to client’s requirements
* A Knowledge of IRIS/Digita software packages is highly desirable

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